Note about medicines names
Most medicines have two names: the active ingredient and the brand name. The active ingredient is the chemical in the medicine that makes it work. The brand name is the name given to the medicine by its manufacturer. There may be several brands that contain the same active ingredient. This website uses active ingredient names (eg, amoxycillin), with brand names in brackets and with a capital letter (eg, Amoxil). We also discuss medicines in groups or ‘classes’ when their effects or actions are very similar.
Active ingredient: Escitalopram
For more information, see the consumer medicine information (CMI) for your brand of escitalopram available from our website or a pharmacist. You can see escitalopram brands listed in the left column on this page.
The CMI includes:
- how to take this medicine
- what to do if you forget to take it
- if you take too much (overdose)
- things you must and must not do while taking this medicine
- signs of severe reactions and what to do.
Find out more about
- What escitalopram does and how effective it is
- Who escitalopram is for and who should be cautious
- Side effects of escitalopram
- Interactions with escitalopram
If you are starting escitalopram, see 10 things you should know about antidepressants.
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